ADHD, SEN Children and Standing - Why?
Medical experts and organisations like the ADHD Foundation in the UK connect ADHD symptoms to physical inactivity. Being sedentary increases ADHD symptoms and behaviour.
Dopamine is one of the brains major neurotransmitters. ADHD sufferers have lower levels of it. It's vital when it comes to focusing, productivity and motivation. Moving and fidgeting is a natural way to help ADHD symptoms and improve learning in classrooms or at home.
Trying to get a child that fidgets to sit still in a classroom or learning environment makes no sense. Moving is an urge they cannot resist.
By using a standing desk these children can improve their integration, involvement and productivity in the classroom by not having to focus on sitting still. The EIGER Student helps achieve exactly that.
"We trialled the EIGER Student standing desks throughout the school for a range of pupils, as well as targeting specific pupils who struggle with fine motor skills, ADHD diagnosis or Dyslexic. It helped them to stay on task much better. One Year 6 pupil who has a Dyslexic diagnosis said – I love it, it gives me so much space and I can think clearer." Leechpool Primary